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Research Assistant

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Job no: 501136
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Education/Instructional, Research/Scientific/Grants

General Description of Position:

The Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation (OEIE) at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS seeks a Program Assistant to join a service-oriented multi-disciplinary team to provide support to program evaluation and research functions such as data collection, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and report writing. Must be comfortable working in an environment with frequent phone and on-line interaction and able to complete tasks accurately and on time without extensive supervision. The successful candidate will have the ability to anticipate needs and solve problems creatively.

Information about the Department:

OEIE is a fast-paced and growing office in the College of Education at Kansas State University.  OEIE provides technical assistance and capacity building services in evaluation and program development to various state and federal agencies, universities, foundations, and businesses. OEIE has conducted research and evaluation services for over 400 projects totaling $350 million sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, Kansas Board of Regents, Kansas State Department of Education, and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Health Foundation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, to name a few. Additional details about funded projects and services can be found on the OEIE website at http://www.k-state.edu/oeie/.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

This position will work to support program evaluation, project development, and monitoring and reporting activities at OEIE. This position is responsible for working as an integral part of an evaluation team to coordinate research and evaluation activities within a large evaluation office. This position will be responsible for managing data files, coordinating analyses, writing data summaries and editing and compiling reports. The position will be responsible for working with other office staff members, university faculty and external clients and. Candidates must have the ability to work effectively and efficiently as part of a team in a fast-paced deadline orientated environment.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; Basic understanding of social science research skills; Demonstrate effective communication skills, both verbal and written; Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, including the use of formulas and charts; Demonstrate strong attention to detail and accuracy; Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and work within time lines to meet deadlines; Ability to work in diverse and changing environments; Ability to learn and adapt to new systems quickly.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with online survey systems; Familiarity with grant-funded projects; 1 year professional experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

The salary range for this position is $34,071-$57,921.

Salary within the approved range will be determined based on the successful candidate's experience and expertise.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

 

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